Doin Dries

He isn’t that big….but he ate a dry. That means, for those who fish no other way, it’s time to fish…..   Just because I fish every way under the sun, doesn’t mean I can’t fish a dry for a change, I just need to see a nose!

Flows are pre-summer high…….the flows are just big enough to wade a few places………  (be careful.), and high enough that fish feel protected to move around.                                      The H2O temp is around 50 deg. Clear green is the color…..                                                          The season is on the brink of bugs…..more every day.                                                                     Most years there is a bug progression that although isn’t predictable on the day…..follows an order at least….This year it has been all over the place.                                                             Skwallas have been going for months since Feb 2nd….March Browns are still popping in May….expecting Flying Carpenter Ants any day…but as been too cool and wet.                       A couple Green Drakes have been seen…………….they should show next month…                     PMDs are starting sort of……we have BWOs too….(That’s what the fish ate.)                            Nymphing is still the best approach, but keep your eyes peeled for that feeder on the top!    Swing a streamer if you like, they are starting to follow…….if it’s a short take, feed it to him……don’t take it away with a rod set…..strip set him.                                                                Hope you all are getting out

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About Bigflyguideservice

Full time fly fishing guide on the Truckee River and other California state waters. Smaller stream techniques as well as switch rod instruction. 40 years experience fly fishing. Catch and release only.
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